Vascular Health Partners is the absolute best nursing job I've ever had. In 2015, Dr. Mehta & Dr. Paty offered me a position I couldn't deny. We were all working for The Albany Vascular Group at the time, a practice of 21 physicians with 11 locations in the Capital District. At that point I was…Read more Nurse Life: Back in the Swing of Things.
Lake Desolation is a quaint area about 20 minutes outside of Saratoga in the town of Middle Grove. It features an island in the center of the lake. There are nearby hiking trails at Archers Vly, Ireland Vly, and Spruce Mountain. The Post Cafe is a great place for breakfast, and Tinneys has lots of…Read more New York: 6 Million Acre Adirondack Park #2.
The Adirondacks are unlike anywhere I've ever hiked. With 6 million acres of protected wilderness there's seas of mountain views for miles one you reach a summit. There's waterfalls, wildlife, and tons of trees and plants around every corner on the trails. After work on Thursday I decided to head up to Fort Ann. I…Read more New York: 6 Million Acre Adirondack Park #1
Recently, I became a Ladies Get Outside Ambassador. This is a group founded by Marissa Fredette to inspire other women to enjoy the outdoors. We host hiking, camping, kayaking etc. meet ups to meet more like-minded people! This Saturday we hiked Shelving Rock Mountain in Lake George, New York. It was an absolute blast and…Read more Ladies Get Outside: Shelving Rock Mountain.
The Catskills are known for their giant waterfalls. You can find most of them on http://www.cnyhiking.com/CatskillWaterfalls.htm - but my favorite part about Ulster County is finding the hidden falls! Driving to Peekamoose mountain, one of the high peaks in the region, you pass about 6 roadside cascades. Some are on private property, but most you…Read more New York: Catskill Mountain Adventures #1.
Dewitt and I wanted to make this 43 hour drive from Bishop, California to Lake Desolation, New York as quickly as possible. First, we made sure our oil levels were in check, brakes were good, all lights were in working order, etc. Then after grocery shopping, we filled our gas tanks and hit the road.…Read more RV Life: Home bound.
This time the trip to Convict Lake involved a loop hike. It was about 3 miles in length and had an elevation of about 300 feet. There was only a small amount of snow on a part of the trail deep in the woods. Ovie and I had a great time meeting new like minded…Read more California: Convict Lake Trail.
I don't always need a mountain or an ocean view, I'm just happy to be outside. Hanging with the honey bees and seeing wild flowers blossom with their sweet scents filling the air is so peaceful. Watching the dry, cracked sand turn to a luscious green this spring has been beautiful. The desert is something…Read more California: Spring in the Desert.
The water at June Lake is crystal clear, and takes on a blue appearance from the bright sky. We drove the 22 mile loop that brought us to 3 lakes in total, all of which water supply comes from the snow melting off of the surrounding mountains. Given this is the time of year the…Read more California: June Lake Loop.
Baker Creek campground in Inyo National Forest is beautiful and fairly private. We paid $14/night here. The campground is literally right on the creek. My favorite places to camp are ones where you can wake up to the sound of water flowing, gives off such a peaceful vibe. There are not hook-ups for the RV…Read more California: Inyo National Forest; Big Pine Creek Trail & Baker Creek Campground.